Saturday, March 2, 2013

Red-tailed Hawk

Welcome back to my library!

You are correct, it has been a month since I sent you a letter. I appreciate all who dropped by the library for a visit, looking to see if I wrote a letter but forgot to tell you.

 I finally have an exciting story to share.

Wildlife is always amazing to watch up close. In the past, I told you in detail about our visiting rabbits, robins, quail, and brown tree squirrels. Remember seeing our red-headed sapsucker who knocked himself out last summer flying into the library window?

Yesterday's visitor was awesome and I took pictures to show you!

As Craig mowed the 'back forty', he noticed the bird. We usually see them by the dozen resting on fence posts along I-5 watching for dinner. This red-tailed hawk hid under a deodar cedar in an apparent state of shock. The hawk made no attempt to fly away as Craig walked closer to him. He looked so soft and friendly. I wanted to pet him, but I forgot my gloves in the house.

Isn't he cute?
Beautiful wings!

Did you know red-tailed hawks fly in every state of the U.S.?

The bird hospital is treating him now. When he recovers enough to come home, I'll wear gloves and touch his beautiful feathers before we release him into familiar surroundings.

Side note: From my window, I see the daffodils up eight inches. When the leaves first appear, they sprout up fast, don't they?

My cup overflows with blessings.” Psalm 23:5

Belated Birthday Wishes to:

Belated Happy Anniversary to Clyde & Margaret !

Blessings to all of you!